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Spyware.Shopnav

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:54 AM
Type:
Spyware
Version:
Not available
Publisher:
srng.net
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
SearchHook.dll IEHelper.dll IEHelper02.dll SNHelper.dll srng.exe Svchost.exe ad_msi.exe ads
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Behavior


Spyware.Shopnav is a search-hijacker that is installed as a Browser Helper Object. It can update itself when you start Windows.

Certain address bar searches and unknown domain name searches will be redirected to the program's controlling servers.

Note: Definitions prior to April 20, 2005 may detect this security risk as Spyware.Shopnav.dl.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Spyware.Shopnav.

Transmission


This spyware is bundled with various programs, particularly certain versions of Grokster.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 18, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 24, 2013 revision 033
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 25, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 18, 2003
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